Because Every Girl Needs a Little Spring Shopping in the City
Keep reading for your chance to win tickets from A Girls Guide to Cars for the New York Auto Show and learn how to win one of 6 amazing prizes, including an Apple Watch and B&O Play Headphones! A Girls Guide to Cars has partnered with the show and Mazda, Genesis, Toyota and AutoGravity to bring you the best of the show!
There’s nothing better in the Spring than heading out for a ride, the sun roof open, windows down and warm spring air flowing through your hair.
And what better way to do it than in a new car, right?
So before Spring fully blossoms and you’re smitten with the wrong car, the one that makes too many compromises and doesn’t really fit your life, spend some time in the pressure-free, info-packed car buying zone of the New York Auto Show.
Why You Should Car Shop at the Car Show
There simply is no better place to car shop. You have every brand under one roof and most models are on display. You can get in most of them, look around, take photos and decide which ones you want to test drive.
You can learn all the critical details before you go to the dealership. Is navigation extra? Are active safety features standard? Does it have Apple Car Play? Does it have run flat tires? Is there an all wheel drive option? What is the fuel economy? And how big is that third row really?
And, no one will pressure you to buy. Because you can’t actually buy a car at a car show. The lovely people working there are not sales people, they are product specialists, highly trained to answer your questions and tell you all about the cars, but not sell you one. You have to go to a dealer to do that (though the product specialists can tell you where the dealer closest to you is).
Upgrade Your Ride This Spring: Mazda Takes Premium To the Next Level
When it comes to our favorite design brands, Mazda is at the top of the list. These are not just reliable, fun to drive cars, but cars that are designed with an eye toward our daily style needs: beautiful lines and gorgeous detail-filled interiors that make you say ‘ahhhh.’
When Spring skies turn gloomy and rainy, your car should still be your haven. Explore the leather seating, the sun roof for extra light (even on a rainy day), and the finely edited interiors that offer luxuries and amenities, such as premium sound systems and head up display, at an affordable price. And for the eternal optimist who just needs a convertible, hop into the Miata MX-5 and see what the world looks like with no roof at all!
Find Your Luxury Soulmate at Genesis Motors America
Or, let your soulmate find you. That is the promise of Genesis. Instead of asking you to come to the showroom to see the lineup, an associate will deliver the cars to you for a test drive. To your house or your office, or even your local Starbucks. You can ask questions, take a drive and see how the Genesis fits your life, or more likely, spoils you.
Genesis is the luxury line from Hyundai, which takes its talents for technology, fine design, and superb drive dynamics and ratchets it up a few notches. Genesis sedans are filled with world-class luxury features designed to compete with classic brands. Be sure to take your test drive through the estate areas of Long Island, Westchester or New Jersey and you’re sure to see more than a few on the road with you.
Plan Your Spring and Summer Style Adventures in a New Toyota
Toyota has taken up its style game a lot this year, too. It started with the introduction of the newly redesigned Camry, and then in January, an all new Avalon was introduced. The redesign brings an aggressive and toned look to the exterior and fills the interior with all sorts of luxuries and technology. From leather seats to Qi wireless phone charging to Apple Car Play, Amazon Alexa connectivity and more, Toyota’s premium sedan isn’t satisfied to simply pamper passengers with comforts and cushiness; it strives to fill all your tech needs too.
But Toyota isn’t just focused on style. Its leadership in alternative fuel systems will be on display too. Check out the hybrid/electric plug in Prius Prime and the Avalon Hybrid, all designed to make a lighter impact on the earth.
Did You Know the Power of Buying is in Your Hands—Literally?
Meet AutoGravity, the new car buying and finance app that lets you shop smartly for a new or used car and once you’ve decided what you want, get up to 4 loan offers in just a few minutes. AutoGravity works with lenders and dealerships to shorten the time you spend financing your new car, so rather than spending hours in a dealership’s finance office, you walk in with an approved offer ready to print and sign. And, the dealer may still be able to improve on the best deal with a lower finance rate.
AutoGravity makes it simple: use the app to narrow down the model you want and find it on a dealer’s lot; then use the finance calculator to determine what your monthly payment is based your trade-in, down payment and credit score. Once you’ve determined which deal is right for you, select the loan offer that best fits your needs. It’s that simple and best of all, you can do all this in the privacy of your kitchen, not in a more public space where you may feel pressured to make a decision.
Enter to Win Tickets to the New York Auto Show or One of Six Fabulous Prizes!
Compliments of A Girls Guide to Cars, the New York Auto Show, Mazda, Genesis, Toyota and AutoGravity, click below to enter to win tickets to the show! You can also enter to win one of the following prizes:
- Apple Watch
- Kate Spade Smartwatch
- B&O Play Headphones
- Amazon Echo
- Amazon Echo Dot
- Rose Gold Cat Ear Headphones
Here’s how to enter: Just share a photo, video or gif at designated locations at the New York Auto Show between March 30 and April 8, 2018, post the image publicly to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #NYIASGetSocial and you’re entered to win! No purchase necessary to participate, contest open to all residents of the US, entries must be completed by midnight April 8, 2018. Winners will be chosen at random from qualifying entries; entries must be original social media posts and may be disqualified for inappropriate content.
The New York Auto Show runs from March 30 to April 8th (ticket winners will be able to attend between April 3 and April 8). Check our Facebook page for updates and the announcement of the names of ticket and prize winners!
Join our Twitter party!
On Monday April 2 at 8PM ET join us on Twitter by following these hashtags: #NYIASGirlsNightOut, #GenesisGNO, #MazdaGNO, #ToyotaGNO and #AutoGravityGNO. Find out what we loved the most about the auto show and share in the conversation about your new car journey!
A total of 10 pairs of tickets will be given away: 9 pairs of tickets and one pair of tickets accompanied by a $150 gift card, will be awarded. All tickets are valid for entry during any public day of the New York Auto Show. Contest rules: Entries must be completed by midnight April 1, 2018. No purchase necessary; contest open only to US residents and subject to the laws of New York. Winners will be notified by email by April 2, 2018. Winners MUST pick up tickets in person at the New York Auto Show, Jacob Javits Center, 655 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001, New York, NY, between April 2 and April 8, 2018. Winners may be asked to provide identification to receive their prize. Prize value $34 per prize, not exchangeable for cash or other items. Grand prize value is $184. A total of 10 pairs of tickets will be awarded and a total of 1 grand prize will be awarded.
Disclosure: This post is part of a program sponsored by the New York Auto Show, Mazda, Genesis, Toyota and AutoGravity. All opinions are our own.